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Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« on: Thursday 29 March 12 21:48 BST (UK) »
Hi...I am still trying to fill in all the gaps for my family. I was born at (what was) Rookery Farm, Lanesfield 1935 before it was compulsory purchased for development. My Family name is Bates ( maybe formerly Bate ?? ) and my grandfather James, owned the brickworks Ettingshall. I would welcome any info on the family and contact with anyone who can suggest pre 1900 searches. My ancestors are buried in the Congregational Church @ Ruiton.

Thanks in advance for ANY contact.

Peter B Bates

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Re: Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 29 March 12 22:49 BST (UK) »
Are you sure your grandfather's name was James and not John?
I reached this point by following your birth and parent's marriage back. Your father Robert R E Bates? Do I have the correct family?
1901 RG13/2743/34/26
Rookery Hall Lanesfield, Ettingshall Lane, Sedgley
John Charles Bates head  46  Brickmaker Sedgley Staffordshire   
Clara Annie   44  Wolverhampton Staffs   
Georgine Rose  S 25 School mistress Sedgley Staff 
 Francis Osman son 23 Brick works manager Sedgley Staffs   
 Ada Louisa  21  Sedgley
 Joseph Sydney 20  carpenter Sedgley
  Susan Mabel   16 Sedgley
 James son  13  Sedgley
 Blanche Clara 11  Sedgley
 Kathleen Mary Hill  9 Sedgley
 Charles Stuart  7 Sedgley
Phyllis Agusta 7  Sedgley
Evelyn Hill  3  Sedgley
 

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Re: Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 29 March 12 22:59 BST (UK) »
1891 RG12 piece2288 folio 141 page 56
Howard Street Cosely Village
John C Bates 36 head Manager brick works born Sedgley
Clara A  34 born wolverhampton
Georgina M  15
Francis O Bates son 13 teacher school
Ada L  11
Joseph S 10
Susan M  6
James  3
Blanche C  1
All children born Sedgley
 
 

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Re: Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 29 March 12 23:03 BST (UK) »
From FreeBMD
Marriage December 1/4 1874 Registration district Dudley
John Charles Bates and Clara Annie Meeson
Vol 6c page 1

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Re: Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 29 March 12 23:13 BST (UK) »
1881 RG11/2870/135/20
6 Webb Street Sedgley
John Charles Bates 26 manager in fire brick works
Clara Ann  24
Georgina Rose  5
Francis Oliver son 3
Ada Louisa 1
Joseph Sidney   
Betsy Bennett 12 domestic servant

This census says John born Wolverhampton and Clara born Sedgley but the enumerator could have got it mixed up.
All the children and Betsy born sedgley.
     

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Re: Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 29 March 12 23:23 BST (UK) »
Not sure this is the correct family although the brickmaking fits. See next post.
 did james change his name to John? More searching to be done. :)
1871 RG10/3007/158/7
32 Hurst Hill Street Sedgley
Thomas Bates 45 head brickmaker
Sarah Bates 51
James son 16 labourer in ironworks
Sarah Ann dau 21 brickmaker
Sarah A Harvey 24, relative, tailoress
All born Sedgley

In 1861 Thomas and Sarah also have a son John aged 14 so born c1847.

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Re: Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 29 March 12 23:41 BST (UK) »
1861 RG 9/2048/80/7
Hinley Road Sedgley
Edward Bate 60 labourer Sedgley
Sarah Bate 62 labourer Brosely Salop
Benjamin Bate son widower 35 labourer Sedgley
Eliza Bate son 10  Sedgley
John Bate son 7 Sedgley
Joseph Bate 24 nephew labourer Sedgley

Birth Reg Dudley Dec 1/4 1854 John Charles Bates vol 6c page 58

This birth certificate is needed to determine his parent's names in view of the fact you gave your grandfather's name as James but working backwards from the address of the brickworks in your first post leads to a John Charles Bates.  Do you have your parent's marriage cert?

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Re: Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« Reply #7 on: Friday 30 March 12 10:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Crisane...Thanks so much for the very prompt replies which I am taking time to desseminate. Yes, Im absolutely sure of my facts re John Charles BATES as my g'father. I mistakenly called him James, my g'g/father.  My father was Robert Richard Edward (1902) and I used to live on a small farm at the top of Bate Street , Lanesfield . It will take me some time to go thriugh the rest of your list. Thanks.
BTW, sorry for the lapse of etiquette.


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Re: Bates Family Sedgely/Lower Gornal
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 31 March 12 09:44 BST (UK) »
Hello Peter
Lapse of etiquette? No idea what you mean.

To take this back further with certainty that you are following the correct family I think you should purchase the birth cert for John Charles.  it will give you his father's name, mother's maiden name and their address.
You can order online here
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp

using these details but please check them on FreeBMD before you order :)

Birth Reg Dudley Dec 1/4 1854 John Charles Bates vol 6c page 58